What is a “No Drill” termite treatment?
A “No Drill” treatment is typically a termite service where only exterior “soft areas” of a structure are trenched to allow a liquid application. The soil is then put back into the trenches to complete the service.
Is a “No Drill” treatment cheaper?
Initially a “No Drill” treatment can be cheaper as money is saved in labor and chemical costs. Given the foraging nature of our native Arizona termites those savings can be offset by future re-infestations.
Does Bills Pest & Termite offer “No Drill” termite treatments?
No…we discourage “No Drill” termite treatments…the only way to stop native Arizona termite infestations is to establish a continuous barrier in and around a structure. Leaving untreated areas is an invitation to foraging termites. Average lots in Phoenix can have 10-15 different colonies of Arizona termites…so it’s just a matter of time before a termite colony will find an untreated avenue into your home.
Additionally, Arizona termites seek moisture under abutting slabs of a structure to survive. Not treating these areas reduces the potential success of a termite service.
Why do so many Exterminators in Phoenix offer “No Drill” termite treatments?
Simply put…it’s a way to make a fast buck. An exterminator can turn a 2-4 hour service into a 30 minute job and use only a quarter of the termiticide. Doing 5-6 of these services a day is fast money.
Any advice for homeowners considering a “No Drill” treatment?
Yes…get a complete termite service by a carefully screened termite exterminator that uses a quality termiticide and knows our Arizona termites. It may cost a few dollars more up front…but you are more likely to eliminate current and future termite infestations and less likely to deal with structural damage.